From the category archives: Triangle Pediatrics

Eating Habits

Guidelines for Achieving & Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Parents of newborns quickly learn that measurement of their baby’s weight and length is an important part of each doctor visit. That’s because a child’s measurements tell us a lot about their general health. This is true for older children and adolescents as well. A weight that is appropriate for your child’s height and age remains an important indicator of overall health.

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Understanding Cholesterol and Other Lipid Tests

Most of us think of cholesterol problems as an adult issue. However, for a number of reasons, cholesterol can be a health problem for kids as well. As more and more kids struggle with the challenges of being overweight or even obese, doctors have noticed that some of these kids have high cholesterol levels. There are also children who have inherited a tendency to slightly elevated cholesterol levels and rarely children have inherited diseases that cause very high cholesterol levels. For this reason, in 2011 the United States Preventive Services Task Force together with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommended...

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Healthy Eating for Kids

We all know that good nutrition is important but how do we get our kids to eat healthfully? Meal time battles are unpleasant for everyone and ultimately do not lead to healthy eating habits. By making mealtimes an enjoyable family event, you will be promoting a healthy attitude towards food and avoiding overeating and other eating disorders. Here are some suggestions to help you get started!

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Why Do Kids Eat So Weird?

Compared to adults, kids do seem to eat pretty weird. The classic "Food Guide Pyramid," developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, is intended to guide Americans in general. We tend to forget that it is not intended as a specific guide for children. (There is a food pyramid for children though). Children are growing; adults aren't. The concern is that children have markedly different requirements than adults, and lumping them together doesn't work. Read more here.

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